Time to wrap up and move on to another monthly magazine. Taste of Home Magazine, which I featured as the MOM for March is such a good read! Here’s why:
Pictures: Yes: about 100 percent of the recipes
I was shocked with the number of photos in this magazine. Almost every recipe had a good quality picture.
Prep Time, Cooking Time, and Number of Servings listed: Yes, Yes, Yes!
Every recipe in this magazine is clearly labeled with the required prep and cook time and the number of servings. This information is so helpful and I love that they offer it!
Clear, easy to follow directions and ease of preparation: easy
The recipes in the Taste of Home magazine are recipes that TOH readers submit to the magazine and then are tested by the TOH staff. So these are all recipes made by everyday home cooks and mothers (and Dads too!), and there for they are easy, have clear directions, and use convent, readily available ingredients.
Variety of recipes: extensive, but family friendly
Easily available ingredients and budget friendly: yes
Like I said before since these are reader submitted and TOH approved recipes they defiantly fall into the budget friendly, family friendly categories.
There are so many things I love about this magazine! On Saturday I mentioned their “Cooking for 2” section, with recipes for just 2 people. I love this since I normally only cook for 2 and you really don’t see recipes that often that are written for just 1 or 2 people. Another special feature, is that in every issue there are 8 to 12 recipes that come printed on recipe ‘cards’ that can be cut out. Each card has a picture of the dish on the front with the recipe on the back. And last but not least this magazine is LOADED with helpful tips and information. Like did you know that caramelized onions can be stored in the fridge for 3 to 4 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months!
Cost: This is the downside to this magazine. While the cover price is relatively inexpensive, only $4, a year subscription is $15 and that is for only 7 issues. Having a subscription to a magazine that only comes every other month makes me said (boo!!). But since it is a great magazine that makes up for it (yay!!)!
In my eyes (and tummy) you can never go wrong with stir-fry! This Gingered Beef Stir-Fry uses pantry staples, cooks in about 20 minutes, and costs about $6 bucks. That’s a total win/win in my book tummy!